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Genome Sequence of a Staphylococcus xylosus Clinical Isolate, Strain SMA0341-04 (UGA5), from Siaya County Referral Hospital in Siaya, Kenya
(ASM Journals, 2019-04-18)
We report here the genome sequence of a Staphylococcus xylosus clinical isolate, strain SMA0341-04 (UGA5), which contains one chromosome and at least one plasmid. Notably, strain SMA0341-04 (UGA5) contains the tetracycline ...
Changes in the frequencies of Plasmodium falciparum dhps and dhfr drug-resistant mutations in children from Western Kenya from 2005 to 2018: the rise of Pfdhps S436H
(Malaria Journal, 2020-10-22)
Background Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) is the only anti-malarial drug formulation approved for intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp). However, mutations in the Plasmodium falciparum dhfr (Pfdhfr) and ...
Draft Genome Sequences of Two Staphylococcus warneri Clinical Isolates, Strains SMA0023-04 (UGA3) and SMA0670-05 (UGA28), from Siaya County Referral Hospital, Siaya, Kenya.
(ASM Journals, 2019-04-11)
We report the complete draft genome sequences of two Staphylococcus warneri clinical isolates, strains SMA0023-04 (UGA3) and SMA0670-05 (UGA28), each of which contains one chromosome and at least one plasmid. Isolate ...
Comparative genomic and phenotypic characterization of invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella isolates from Siaya, Kenya
(PLOS ONE, 2021-01-01)
Non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) is a major global health concern that often causes bloodstream infections in areas of the world affected by malnutrition and comorbidities such as HIV and malaria. Developing a strategy to ...
Direct detection of bacteremia by exploiting host-pathogen interactions of lipoteichoic acid and lipopolysaccharide
(Scientific Reports, 2019-04-17)
Bacteremia is a leading cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa where childhood mortality rates are the highest in the world. The early diagnosis of bacteremia and initiation of treatment saves lives, especially in high-disease ...
Cyclooxygenase-2 haplotypes influence the longitudinal risk of malaria and severe malarial anemia in Kenyan children from a holoendemic transmission region.
(Journal of Human Genetics, 2019-10-29)
Cyclooxygenase-2 [(COX-2) or prostaglandin endoperoxide H2 synthase-2 (PTGS-2)] induces the production of prostaglandins as part of the host-immune response to infections. Although a number of studies have demonstrated the ...
Genome Sequence of Staphylococcus pettenkoferi Strain SMA0010-04 (UGA20), a Clinical Isolate from Siaya County Referral Hospital in Siaya, Kenya
(Microbiology Resource Announcements, 2019-04-25)
Here, we report the sequence of a Staphylococcus pettenkoferi clinical isolate, strain SMA0010-04 (UGA20), which contains the PC1 beta-lactamase (blaZ) gene.
Integrated OMICS platforms identify LAIR1 genetic variants as novel predictors of cross-sectional and longitudinal susceptibility to severe malaria and all-cause mortality in Kenyan children
Background Severe malarial anaemia (SMA) is a leading cause of childhood mortality in holoendemic Plasmodium falciparum regions. Methods To gain an improved understanding of SMA pathogenesis, whole genome and transcriptome ...
Genome Sequences of a Staphylococcus aureus Clinical Isolate, Strain SMA0034-04 (UGA22), from Siaya County Referral Hospital in Siaya, Kenya
(ASM Journals, 2019-04-25)
Here, we report the genome sequences of a Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolate, strain SMA0034-04 (UGA22), which contains one chromosome and one plasmid. We also reveal that isolate SMA0034-04 (UGA22) contains loci in ...
Ingestion of hemozoin by peripheral blood mononuclear cells alters temporal gene expression of ubiquitination processes
(Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports, 2022-01-11)
Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) malaria is among the leading causes of childhood morbidity and mortality worldwide. During a natural infection, ingestion of the malarial parasite product, hemozoin (PfHz), by circulating phagocytic ...